Quartet continue to dominate RCASA Senior Week
North West, Border Aloes, Boland and KwaZulu-Natal Coastal again won their matches on day three of the RCASA Senior Week to all share top spot in Kimberley on Saturday.
NW were the most emphatic winners, crushing Border Village by 10 wickets to lead the standings on net run rate, having dismissed their opponents for just 54 and then chasing down the target in a mere 8.5 overs.
Loyiso Mzamo was the only batsman to hit double figures for Border, striking 28 as they were rolled over in 37.4 overs. Alex Meyer (2/2), Sthembiso Badi (2/9), Jesse James Albanie (2/11) and Henk Conradie (2/17) took doubles for their side, before Ruan van Tonder (21) and Steffan Vorster (34) wasted little time in knocking off the runs with more than 41 overs to spare.
The other major winners were Boland after they thumped Limpopo by 119 runs thanks in the main to Neil Lochner (61) and Adrian du Toit (64) as well as three wickets from Athabile Breakfast (3/26).
The men from the Cape batted first amassing 208 for nine, with their opponents then shot out for 89 in 24.4 overs.
In other action, Stephan Joubert and Jason Redinger once more shone for KCNC in their seven-wicket DLS win over Eastern Province Grahamstown. They were two of the day-two stand-outs and they claimed two wickets apiece to bowl out their Eastern Cape opponents for 178.
Both then hit 20s and Melvyn Jackson top-scored with 43 not out to take the score to 138 for three when the match had to called off – with KZNC ahead of the rate.
Finally, Phumlani Gidi nabbed three for 23 and Lonwabo Rodolo took three for 27 to help Border in their five-wicket win over Mpumalanga.
Koketso Makwela (37) first top scored as Mpumalanga were dissmissed for 142 in 40 overs.
Enkosi Nonyukela (35 not out), however, had far better support during the reply helping the men from the East London region cruise to victory with nearly 20 overs to spare.
Day four of the RCASA Senior Week continues on Sunday. To follow the action live from Kimberley, visit www.websports.co.za